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Houston Rockets Pre-Game Update: Butler, Mirotic and Gibson will play

By Tamberlyn Richardson
Feb 24, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler (left) and forward Nikola Mirotic (center) on the bench in street clothes during the first quarter against the Washington Wizards at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 24, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler (left) and forward Nikola Mirotic (center) on the bench in street clothes during the first quarter against the Washington Wizards at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
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The Chicago Bulls announced Taj Gibson, Nikola Mirotic and most importantly Jimmy Butler are all dressed and will play in the game versus the Houston Rockets.

Nothing like keeping the opposition guessing!

Heading into the game and as late as mid day the news out of Chicago was Jimmy Butler and Nikola Mirotic were out and that Taj Gibson was questionable. Late today all three were upgrading to playing status.

In addition to Butler and Gibson who are back and starting for the Bulls, Mirotic will return tonight, Hoiberg said.

— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) March 5, 2016

While Terrence Jones remains out for the home side the Houston Rockets have a wealth of bigs to counter with including new signing Michael Beasley.

Rockets loaded up on big men. If there is a tug of war tonight … pic.twitter.com/dhDpIb4is2

— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) March 5, 2016

Keeping their cards close to their chest the Bulls likely didn’t update on the players who would be active, because like the Rockets the Bulls are in a dog fight just to make the post season and currently sit outside the elite eight in ninth.

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